Somehow the past was removed from Pasadena. Even its old town, cosmeticized and populated with the new labels that adorn all American shopping streets, has barely a trace of its old times. A town on the popular Route 66, Pasadena was the first to be encountered when you finally reached the sprawl of Los Angeles. The city is clean and proper, with a colonial style city hall but the most astonishing feature is an exquisite museum of art housing the collection of Simon Norton, the Hunts Food original owner. Its painting and sculpture collection is outstanding spanning from the old Italian masters of the 14th century to contemporary art and having an an entire level dedicated to South East Asian and Indian religious sculptures that adorn the entire floor; it is the largest collection of Indian bronze religious statues outside of India.
The art of Pasadena